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Bust of Samuel P. Avery, Jr. 1847-1920

Victor David Brenner

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DIMENSIONS 22 1/2 x 20 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. (57.2 x 51.8 x 34.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Foundry mark inscribed on lower proper right edge of pedestal: "JNO. WILLIAMS INC. / BRONZE FOUNDRY N.Y."
SIGNATURE Inscribed on lower edge of pedestal, proper left side: "IN FRIENDSHIP TO / SAMUEL . P . AVERY ESQ / V.D. Brenner Sc."
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alice Lee Welcher, Emma Avery Welcher and Amy Ogden Welcher
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CAPTION Victor David Brenner (American, 1871-1924). Bust of Samuel P. Avery, Jr. 1847-1920. Bronze, 22 1/2 x 20 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. (57.2 x 51.8 x 34.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alice Lee Welcher, Emma Avery Welcher and Amy Ogden Welcher, 21.398. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 21.398_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 21.398_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chest-length portrait bust of a man with his head turned slightly to proper left; has a thick mustache and eyebrows, and closely cropped hair; wearing over-coat, double-breasted jacket and tie; also wearing a ribbon around his neck which is looped over lapel of his jacket; face smoothly modeled versus more roughly modeled torso; supported on a low rectangular pedestal with a rounded front edge. Condition: Good.
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